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Eccleston Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Eccleston, St. Helens

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Latitude: 53.4496 / 53°26'58"N

Longitude: -2.7734 / 2°46'24"W

OS Eastings: 348732

OS Northings: 395036

OS Grid: SJ487950

Mapcode National: GBR 9X2K.C4

Mapcode Global: WH874.CKKB

Entry Name: Eccleston Hall

Listing Date: 28 February 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392654

English Heritage Legacy ID: 505587

Location: St. Helens, WA10

County: St. Helens

Metropolitan District Ward: Eccleston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: Eccleston Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text




Hospital administration building, formerly the house of Samuel Taylor, a cotton manufacturer. Probably early 1830s: (the old house was pulled down in 1824; Eccleston Church (q.v.) was also built by Taylor, in 1838). Sandstone ashlar; Welsh slate hipped roof. Plan: entrance and vestibule to E, with central stair-hall; principal rooms to S (overlooking garden), other private rooms to N: 2 rear wings, one (NW) containing services, the other (SW) possibly containing billiards room, the latter the only single-storeyed part of the otherwise 2-storeyed building. Exterior: Entrance front (glazed veranda now removed), 3 bays, the centre bay recessed (tripartite sash window with glazing bars) above entrance flush with side bays, the plain entablature supported by 2 Greek Doric columns. One first floor 12-pane hornless sash window only to each side bay. Deeply overhanging eaves throughout. S (garden) elevation: 1:3:1; the centre bays projecting as a shallow curved wing: 12-pane sashes in reveals to first floor; tripartite garden doors; glazed, to side bays; double French windows to centre bays, slightly recessed with 4 Greek Doric attached columns. A single-storeyed 3-window range (probably a billiards room) forms part of this front; 2-light windows with moulded surrounds and lintels on console brackets. N elevation, plain with sash windows. Service wing, sash and casement windows under hood moulds. Interior: marble fireplaces, plaster cornices, moulded door surrounds throughout; stair with stick balusters; stair hall lit by 2 large round-headed windows. Victorian fireplace to vestibule.

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